Entries by Communication team

UfM | Grant Scheme for employment promotion – Regional response to the COVID-19 pandemic | 29 October 2020

This call was first published on the UfM Secretariat’s website.   The UfM Secretariat has launched the UfM Grant Scheme for Employment Promotion in view of the COVID-19-induced economic crisis. The Grant Scheme has been set in order to support not-for-profit organizations with projects aiming at promoting employment in the UfM Region. The economic consequences of […]

DG REGIO |  Call for expression of interest for Covid-19 Response and Recovery Partnerships: Pilot Action for Interregional Innovation | 7 September 2020

This call was first published on DG REGIO’s website on the 27 July 2020.   Objective of the call Under this Call, DG REGIO seeks expressions of interest from transnational partnerships of regional authorities, including ecosystems of regional stakeholders (universities, research centres, clusters, SMEs, etc.) willing to pilot interregional innovation partnerships. The objective is to […]

EU | What’s next for the future of our ocean? EU launches consultation on international ocean governance

This article was published first in DG MARE’s website on the 15/07/2020. The European Commission and the European External Action Service have launched a targeted consultation to assess development needs and options for the EU’s international ocean governance agenda. Ocean governance concerns the international and regional processes, agreements, rules and institutions that allow the international community to coordinate […]

MPA NETWORKS marches on

This article was published first on MEDPAN website and is available here.   Despite the current context, the MPA NETWORKS project is in full swing. This project, which gathers 10 partners and is led by MedPAN, aims at strengthening Marine Protected Area managers networks in the Mediterranean to boost the efficiency of MPAs. Focusing on […]


Throughout the world, the fisheries and aquaculture sectors are facing the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. With a view to sharing information among its countries and facilitating a reflection on future responses, the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) has conducted a preliminary analysis of the impacts of this crisis on the fisheries and […]

Commission publishes first annual EU report on CO2 emissions from maritime transport

This article was first published here on 25 May on DG CLIMA’s website.  The European Commission has published the first annual report on CO2emissions from maritime transport. The report analyses the CO2emissions and energy efficiency information of all the ships over 5,000 gross tonnage, which performed maritime transport activities related to the European Economic Area […]

Routine monitoring of Mediterranean boats and marinas could help protect ecosystems from invasive alien species

This article was first published in the Science for Environment Policy biweekly News Alert. It is fully available here. A survey of over 600 private boats docked in marinas throughout the Mediterranean showed that 71% are carrying non-indigenous species. In certain cases, non-indigenous species can become ‘invasive’ and have enormous and long-lasting impacts on ecosystems. […]

WestMED : Towards a Maritime Innovation Technologies Platform

WestMED organized on the 16 April a Hackathon dedicated to Maritime Innovation Technologies Platform.   Technological Innovations for an improved management of the sea Technological innovations have emerged through time in relation to high-techs and digitalization (e.g. smart devices, robotics, informational computing, big data, marine “internet of things- IoT”, machine learning, artificial intelligence, machine-to-machine interaction). […]

Launch of an interactive tool to map initiatives addressing small-scale fisheries in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea

Source: MedPAN An interactive online tool has been implemented to map initiatives and projects addressing small-scale fisheries (SSF) in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea region. This mapping tool has been developed by the GFCM, in collaboration with the Friends of SSF partner organizations: the WWF Mediterranean Marine Initiative, the Black Sea Advisory Council (BlSAC), CIHEAM-Bari, the Low Impact Fishers of […]